Ashford School

Combined co-education school in Ashford, Kent

Ashford School, established in 1898 is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school for children aged 3 months to 18 years. We offer an exceptional and inspiring education that promotes the happiness and success of all pupils. With 4 boarding houses on site, Ashford School enjoys the cultural diversity of students from more than 30 different countries.

Parents choose Ashford School for many reasons: high academic success; we work very closely with our students, giving attention to the needs of the individual; small class sizes; our challenging and supportive environment; wide range of co-curricular activities; and our energetic, specialist teachers

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“Inspiring Minds for 125 years"

Our learning is underpinned by four key factors: Celebrating Individuality, Optimising Potential, Academic Rigour and Adventurous Learning. We believe that learning should be challenging, motivating and lead to a sense of fulfilment, which is why we strive to provide an inspiring environment that encourages growth and adventure.


In recent years, 91% of students secured their firm or insurance university choice with more than half gaining a place at a Russell Group University. 2023 saw the best GCSE results awarded to Ashford School students in the last 7 years. An impressive 90% of all grades were awarded at 9-5 (A*-B), with 53% of these being achieved at 9-7 (A*- A).   
We embrace individual talent and consider our School to be a place where students and staff are inspired and in turn inspire others

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Boarding Around 110 boarders from around the world make their home here. The school’s boarding houses are located within grounds of over 25 acres and accommodate students from 10 to 18 years. We offer a full programme of evening and weekend activities.

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Head Mr. Michael Hall
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 11
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational BTEC Sport (equivalent of 2 A levels)
Total Students 1053
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 96